Hotel Chur Koeln
Deutschherrenstr. 17, Zeltingen-Rachtig, Rhineland-Palatinate, 54492, Germany
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Cruise boats in the Zeltingen river lock (2)
The winemaker on his porch
The resting hiker in front of the winery
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Funny Figures in the Streets
People in Zeltingen have put up these funny figures in fron of their houses.
The tired hiker with his satchel is resting on a bench in front of the winery Martin Schömann in Uferallee 50 (who makes excellent Riesling wines, by the way - worth testing).
The winemaker is looking out from a porch a block further down the road.
Watch out for these figures, there are more also in the back streets, like the chemist having a lunch-break sandwich in front of the pharmacy (unfortunately I didn't take a photo of that one).
Zeltingen: Vineyards and the river lock
The two neighbouring wine villages of Zeltingen and Rachtig form one municipality today.
Their history is particular: Zeltingen and Rachtig were property of the Archbishop of Cologne till 1806 while more or less the whole surroundings belonged to the Archbishop of Trier. Wine regions have always been wealthy. The houses in the village still tell the story.
River promenade, the village and the steep vineyards of "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr" in the background.
"The river lock"
Several barrages regulate the Mosel and prevent - or are supposed to prevent - floodings. The part far left contains turbines to produce electricity.
The small ramp next to it allows the fish to pass the barrage. The local herons know very well that fishing is worthwhile at that spot, we've observed them several times. The lock for the ship is on the right. Since the existing lock is rather narrow a new, larger one is being built.
This photo was taken from my room in the Hotel Winzerverein. I'm glad I caught the rainbow! Is there a pot of gold at the end of the river lock?
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